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    With the Internal Revenue Service as its client and 1,500 attorneys on staff, the Office of Chief Counsel is the preeminent employer for tax attorneys in the country. Our attorneys are valued assets and the legal experience provided by Chief Counsel is unlike any other. Chief Counsel attorneys provide top quality legal advice and representation to the IRS in the administration of the nation's tax laws.

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    What is Criminal Tax? 

    Attorneys in the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel, Criminal Tax, serve in over 30 offices located in cities across the country. The 70-plus Criminal Tax attorneys are responsible for advising and counseling the IRS Special Agents in Charge in all areas of the Criminal Tax function, including tax, currency and money laundering crimes and criminal procedure.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    As an attorney, you will:

    • Provide legal counsel on investigative matters such as administrative and grand jury investigations, undercover   operations, electronic surveillance, search warrants and forfeitures, and the referral of cases to the Department of Justice for grand jury investigation, criminal prosecution, and the commencement of forfeitures.  Provide written analysis of criminal tax statutes and legal defenses, including the evaluation of evidence and facts gathered during the criminal investigation.
    • Review, assist and advise Criminal Investigation Agents in ongoing and completed criminal investigations, both administrative and grand jury.  Act on completed criminal tax investigation cases where criminal prosecution is recommended.  Review ongoing advice on criminal and civil asset forfeitures.
    • Coordinate with other offices within the IRS and the Office of Chief Counsel on all matters involving Criminal Tax.
    • Provide training to Criminal Investigation relative to program matters, including recent developments in the relevant criminal and tax-related case law, best practices and procedures, and amendments to the internal revenue laws and the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

    Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Once per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - For GS-13 and GS-14: Please note, the salary range listed is the base pay WITHOUT locality. Actual salary will be based on the location the position is filled.

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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